Storm preparation

When a storm strikes, rest assured, Vero is here

At Vero, we understand how devastating severe storms can be.

That’s why we strive to bring you the latest information, resources and advice – especially any critical actions you should take. We’re committed to supporting you every step of the way – before, during and after a severe storm. 

When you need to prepare for a severe storm, Vero is here

Storms are usually generated by three main elements: moist air, an unstable atmosphere, and weather events like a front, trough or area of low pressure.

Resulting in a combination of fierce winds, heavy rain, wild lightning, ferocious thunder and sometimes hail, severe storms can cause devastating damage.

That’s why it’s vital you keep prepared to help ensure the safety of you, your family and your employees.

Here are some practical tips to help you reduce your risk for the storm season ahead. And remember if you need any assistance – Vero is here. 

  • If you haven’t already, prepare an emergency kit and keep it handy (this can include things like first aid supplies, torch, battery operated radio, important documents and medicines
  • Subscribe to local alerts and warning systems to allow you to stay up-to-date with expert information and advice
  • Regularly clear gutters and rubbish around your property
  • Identify where and how to turn off the mains supply for water, power and gas
  • Regularly check the condition of your property’s roof and arrange the repair of any loose tiles, eaves or roof screws
  • Ensure your vehicle is in good working order
  • Review your contents insurance regularly to ensure new purchases are covered and your sum insured is adequate.

At the onset of a severe storm

Please only take action if it’s safe to do so. If you need any further guidance, please contact us. For emergencies, please call 000.

  • Use to local alerts and warning systems to stay up to date with expert information and advice
  • If a warning is issued for your area, ensure your mobile battery is full and you have a full tank of fuel
  • Remember the 30/30 lightning safety rule: go indoors if you hear thunder 30 seconds or less after seeing lightning – this means the lightening is close. Stay indoors for 30 minutes after hearing the last clap of thunder
  • If safe to do so, move your vehicle undercover and secure any outdoor furniture and other loose items
  • Gather everyone safely indoors, including any pets
  • Close outside doors, window blinds, shades and curtains
  • Once inside, stay away from doors, windows and exterior walls
  • Turn off all electricity, gas and water, and unplug all appliances and computers

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Precautionary tip

If you haven't already, prepare an emergency kit and keep it handy (this can include things like first aid supplies, torch, battery operated radio, important documents and medicines).


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